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Conflicting reasons for Super Bowl power outage...Heat are hurting...Hill has new deal

Friday - 2/8/2013, 4:41pm  ET

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused Sunday's Super Bowl blackout, according to the stadium's power company. But the company that made the device says Entergy New Orleans had the trip setting too low. The Ravens' victory over the 49ers was delayed 34 minutes early in the third quarter.

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat may be short-handed for tonight's home game against the banged-up L.A. Clippers. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen missed this morning's shootaround due to flulike symptoms.

PHOENIX (AP) -- Veteran second baseman Aaron Hill has agreed to a new three-year deal with the Diamondbacks that ties him to Arizona through the 2016 season. The 30-year-old infielder batted .302 with 26 homers and 85 RBIs last year, becoming the first D-backs infielder to earn a Silver Slugger award.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Eight-year pro Colin Cole is back in the NFL, signing on with the Carolina Panthers. The 6-foot-2, 328-pound defensive tackle hasn't played in the league since suffering an ankle injury late in the 2010 season while he was with the Seattle Seahawks.

RIMINI, Italy (AP) -- With Serena and Venus Williams sidelined by injuries, Americans Jamie Hampton and Vavara Lepchenko are getting ready to make their Fed Cup singles debuts tomorrow in Italy. It was announced today that Hampton will square off against French Open runner-up Sara Errani in the opener, before Lepchenko takes on Roberta Vinci. Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN') and Liezel Huber (LEE'-zul HYOO'-bur) will play doubles for the U.S. on Sunday.


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